In April 2021 Accord Housing Association and GreenSquare merged to create a new housing and care organisation, GreenSquareAccord. Before merging, Accord was one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands, managing 13,000 homes and providing care to roughly 80,000 people. Meanwhile, GreenSquare managed more than 12,000 homes in Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
GreenSquareAccord is now one of the largest housing and social care organisations, providing 25,000 affordable homes across the Midlands and South West regions, delivering in excess of three million hours of care annually, with over 100 care and support schemes and employing nearly 4,000.
In Birmingham, GreenSquareAccord manages a diverse range of housing and social care provision. This includes:
- General needs housing
- Co-operative housing management
- Specialist supported housing provision for older adults
- Supported housing and support for young parents, ex-offenders, care leavers and people with Learning disabilities.
GreenSquareAccord’s current work and organisational commitment to Hall Green builds on the historical work and legacy of both Moseley & District Housing Association and BAME housing and social care provider Ashram Housing Association. Both organisations were active community anchors in Birmingham with a significant stock hold and presence in the constituency of Hall Green.
Whilst we are a social housing and care provider, we also have a long and established track record in delivering on community development and investment projects, particularly in Birmingham. These include city-wide programmes like ‘Bend it Like Birmingham’, the Lottery funded Financial Inclusion City-wide Programme ‘Pay Ahead, Stay Ahead’ and the DFE funded 2019 Happy Healthy Holidays. We have also led smaller youth-led projects such as the Home Office funded Youth Engagement Space and Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games Youth Ambassadors.
GreenSquareAccord’s New Initiatives Team leads on Accord’s community development and social investment programmes including Hall Green’s Communities Offer, which brings together NNS and Early Help Coordination. Collectively, the team has extensive experience of adult social care provision, community engagement and neighbourhood development approaches, partnership working and project management including project evaluation and impact measurement.